University of California Board of Regents Chair John A. Pérez and UC President Michael V. Drake, M.D., today (June 15) issued the following statement regarding California’s 2021 budget:

We thank Senate President Pro Tempore Toni Atkins, Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon, Budget Committee Chairs Senator Nancy Skinner and State Assembly Member Phil Ting, and members of the Legislature for supporting critical investments in UC that will benefit California for years to come.

The budget that passed Monday by state leaders builds upon the strong investments in Gov. Newsom’s revised budget and furthers our shared commitment to expanding college access and affordability for Californians while increasing funding for important student services. We look forward to a final budget agreement between Gov. Newsom and the Legislature that will advance higher education priorities as well as further support students and families across California.